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Reel Talks: Seven Years in Tibet with Kent MacDonald

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September 9, 2020 7:30PM


Reel Talks: Seven Years in Tibet with Kent MacDonald


MATRIX:MIDLAND enriches lives through the celebration of art, science and the humanities. Presenting fresh ideas that are both inspiring and thought provoking. In that spirit we are introducing Matrix Virtual Cinema Discussions. Discussions will occur every other week this summer. Be ready to dive right in at 7:30 PM. The event is free but registration is required. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | 7:30 PM
Film: Seven Years in Tibet  (view the trailer here)
Hosted by:  Kent MacDonald, President of Northwood University
Rated PG-13, 2 hrs 19 min


Why Kent selected this film:  There was a time I was attracted to mountaineering. That personal interest was my original motivation to learn more about Heinrich Harrer and watch Seven Years in Tibet. Over time, I have come to appreciate the deeper meaning of the movie. Although years have passed, the events of 1950 appear to be playing out again on the world stage. This is an inspirational film of survival and international affairs; one that reflects the intersection of culture, religion, political ideology and freedom.

Questions to consider while viewing:  
1. What were you thinking as you finished watching the film?
2. How does this movie speak to current global events?
3. If you were to ask Heinrich Harrer a question, what would it be?


Here’s how you can be a part of the discussion:

  • This is NOT a Live Stream viewing of the film. Watch the film on your own time, at your pace.
  • Register for the discussion you would like to join. The event is free but registration is required. The registration deadline is 7 PM on the day of the discussion.
  • Connect with people from around the region and enjoy some Reel Talk!

Registration will close at 7 PM on Wednesday, September 9.  The Zoom link will be sent to the registrants by 7:15 PM that evening, for the discussion to begin promptly at 7:30 PM.

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